Sunday, December 30, 2012
How to capture a book like this in a few sentences? Well worth a read, and for me, I managed to finish it in a day or two. This Christmas break has been good for me - I have totally avoided thinking big thoughts about work and the board, and it is has been great. I think I needed to chance to just catch up with me, our life. Outside of Christmas, our plans were pretty slim and it was nice.
Back to the book, this is a book about a mother and daughter team that immigrates from Hong Kong to America (NY) just before British rule ends. They are sponsored by the mom's older sister, whose husband owns a sweatshop factory. This is a story of courage, survival, focus, young love, and shifting dreams. Makes you stop to appreciate "stories". We all have one. Especially when you consider in Canada/North America most of us were immigrants at some point, strangers in an even stranger land struggling to eke out a living and create a "better" life than the one that was left behind. Spend a few hours lost in this story, I was glad I did.